Welcome to the Honassen Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Honassen surname. As additional sources for vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Honassen ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Honassen Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Honassen family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Honassen brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Honassen Ancestors
Patronymics is the practice of naming children using the given name of the father, grandfather, or other male ancestor followed by a suffix. In the case of Honassen, it is possible that one of your Scandinavian/Norwegian ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Hona." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Honassen ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Honassen births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Honassen
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Honassen records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Honassen family history resource today.
Origins of the Honassen Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Honassen last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Honassen ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Honassen DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Honassen family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Honassen research?, then this FAQ may help.
Honassen Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Honassen ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Honassen family history.
Networking with Honassen Researchers
When digging deeper into your ancestor's occupation, a great way to connect with others of a similar interest -- many who might have detailed information, is by posting a message board query giving clear information as to your ancestor's name and the specific occupation or organization, in time and place. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Honassen queries.
You may also want to consider posting a query to the Community Message Boards at Genealogy Today to get assistance from other researchers on your most elusive Honassen ancestors.
Honassen Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Honassen Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Honassen, contact the folks at ProGenealogists for a free research estimate. You may also find it helpful to read, "When, Why and How to Hire a Professional Genealogist."
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Upcoming Honassen Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Honassen family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Honassen reunion.